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Central Africa: a forgotten war

It is a true «mass catastrophe», to use the words of Joanne Lui, president of MSF International. A situation in which the slowness of the international response is creating a drama that seems destined not to end in a short time. And yet what is not spoken about, in the generalised silence, is that the Central African Republic never ceases to shed blood.
After the coup in 2013 that overthrew President François Bozizé Yangouvonda, the Central African Republic has virtually collapsed, with about 750,000 displaced persons and 250,000 refugees out of a population that does not reach 4 million. Armed militias are the only holders of a power based on the most brutal violence, which is expressed with blows of machetes, while both the politics and the international press remain silent from the daily horrific consequences. To consider this conflict as a religious war between Seleka Muslims and Anti-Balak Christian militias is a way as any to hide the real reasons for this tragedy. It is not a coincidence that in the last few months before the coup, Bozize had tried to renegotiate the rights of exploration and exploitation of mineral resources in China's favour. This action had caused the abandonment of the support to the country by the French government, excluded from the games, which had enabled President chadiano Djeby to support Seleka rebels that, in a few days, were thus able to enter the capital Bangui, devastating and proclaiming president the Muslim Djodota. And while people continue to die and fight as much by day as by night, tons of humanitarian aid is rotting under the sun in Cameroon. [ S. I. ]

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by Ugo Lucio Borga
Liceo Classico Verri | 10-11 / 17-18 / 24-25 October 2015
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published on 2015-10-27 in NEWS / EXHIBITIONS

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